Saturday, 27 July 2013

A fun day with Maria and Annette!

Last Saturday was the first day of the hols and it coincided with Maria Simms holding a joint workshop with her and Annette Lee over at Preston

So a roadtrip was planned and 4 of us (Me, Jo, Brenda and Mark) headed off to join in the fun for the day!

We arrived in good time and set out our workspace so that we were all ready and waiting for the fun to begin.

There were two projects that we were doing... a clarity one with Maria and a paperartsy one with Annette.

We all had to choose which project we were using to create our DREAM board and which one we would take home to make into a card...or another board. We started with Annette so straight away we had lovely painty stuff to do!

We used the paperartsy paints to do the boards them....need them!

We could choose the colour depending on the final project we would put on it. I went with the paperartsy on the board and I would make Marias project into a card! We had great fun decorating the boards with paint and stamping on them with paint and also using masks/stencils and embossing paste.
We aslo stamped flowers onto black card using paperartsy floral stamps and the paint...a really lovely effect!

Here is the finished project I did with Annette
The next part of the day was with Maria! This time we were creating a garden scene using the foxgloves stamps and a brayer to make the sky! We masked off a moon then using purple twilight adirondack ink we made a sky.
We then had to stamp and emboss the foxgloves then using th epaints colour them in. We needed to make some extra foxgloves as was funny to hear the noise level drop as we all started to colour in and a few tongues made an appearance!!!
We used a die to cut out some flowers from book pages and also a fence form brown cardstock!

Neither project was completely finished so on Sunday I set too and completed them.
Here is the project we did with Maria made into a card

I know we all had a brilliant day and I loved both projects. Thank you to Maria for organising it and to Annette for travelling all that way to come and play!!

Let me know what you think of the projects

Have a great weekend
Happy Crafting

Jane xx


  1. Love them both Jane, your blog is a very entertaining read x

  2. Morning Jane, two stunning projects, love the gorgeous flowers and the colours. I hope you are enjoying your holiday.

    Take care and see you in a few weeks.
    Linda xxx

  3. Love both your creations but if I have a fav it's the flowers on the first one love it Theresa x

  4. I think the projects are great Jane. I have done a few classes myself with Maria and Annette together, its a great day isn't it. Sam

  5. These have both turned out great Jane. Wasnt it a lovely day x

  6. Your projects are brilliant Jane and yes it was a fabulous day...x

  7. love them both Jane. why am i so far away from everything? xx

  8. Gorgeous projects Jane. Sounds like you had a fantastic day too.
    Beryl xx

  9. They are both fab. They look like they were a lot of fun to make too. x

  10. I love you're finished projects. Unfortunately, I haven't had chance to finish mine yet, but if they end up half as good as yours, I'll be delighted.